Preschool Chinese Teacher
Preschool English Teacher
Preschool Assistant Teacher
“I have been living in San Franscico for 10 years and I like to reading, walking, and planting in my free time.”
Bachelor’s Concentration:Child & Adolescent Development, Elementary Education Teaching Pre-Credential:
Year joined YCIS: 2023
I was born in the east side of the U.S.A. (Rhode Island) and lived in the East Coast, Canada & Taiwan before my parents and I came to Sunnyvale when I was 3 years old. I have stayed pretty close by since then, studying and working in places from South San Jose to El Cerrito to San Francisco. I am familiar with the Mountain View/Milpitas area and have not been far for long.
I love to make people laugh and feel all the feels. I love singing, dancing, writing and watching others perform and/or share their passions.
I was looking for a place for my son to start kindergarten and was hoping to be able to teach in the same community as he would be in. As timing worked out, Vivian and I connected, and my experiences working with infants and toddlers allowed me to co-teach in one of the first 2 year old classes at YCIS-Silicon Valley. It felt like it was meant to be! Since then, I have seen the YCIS community grow and evolve into what it is today. I have made some special friendships and connections, and my (now teenager) son received a bilingual, multicultural education that offered lifelong connections, special friendships, amazing teachers, and a trip to China with his 5th grade class!
I love being a part of a child’s first experiences, including learning how to communicate, how to become intentional with and aware of actions and interactions, as a separate individual and within different communities. My work with toddlers transitioning into preschoolers continues to teach me so much and reminds me to appreciate and remember to see the wonder and awe in what is happening around me, in each moment.
I think having a co-teaching model offers our community many opportunities to remember that it takes attentive dedication, ongoing awareness and personalized energy to build a strong, cohesive, sustainable educational foundation. “
Site Supervisor ECE Permit, 49 ECE Units from local community colleges (Canada, Foothill, DeAnza), B.A. in Psychology from U.C. Berkeley, attended St. Francis High School & Southbay Christian School, my one and only preschool experience was at Small World, life lessons from all over
Year joined YCIS: 2012
“I have lived in Mountain View since 2012. I enjoy traveling with my family and friends, as well as playing with kids. I am proud to be a part of the YCIS family.”
B.A. of Music Education on Piano. Take all class of ECE.
Year joined YCIS: 2023